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28 Apr 2010

The front-runner among front-runners

Tom Goldstein takes an in-depth look at the three apparent front-runners for nomination to the Supreme Court -- Elena Kagan, Diane Wood, and Merrick Garland. He concludes that Kagan is likely to emerge as the nominee. Although I originally viewed Kagan as the front-runner, recently I suggested that Wood might have a slight edge. Tom is much more knowledgeable and sophisticated in these matters than I am. In addition, my track record when it comes to predicting Supreme Court nominees is poor. I will say, however, that Tom analyzes most of the subsidiary questions surrounding the selection -- likely magnitude of Republican opposition, perceptions of the left-liberal base, etc. -- about the same way I did. Tom Goldstein takes an in-depth look at the three apparent front-runners for nomination to the Supreme Court -- Elena...

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